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           Sol Eytinge s saying about Clapp.
nally the correspondence came to an end and
she got married to one who knew her past his-
tory, but loved her.    She wrote to Will s mother
about it, stated that she could never love anybody
as she had her son, and that the child was to
be cared for by her father.   With her husband
she then emigrated to the Cape of Good Hope, and
probably here disappears from this record.    There s
little love lost between Will and Alf   indeed
they come of a family immensely ill-conditioned
in social relations.                 A not-bad thing of
Sol Eytinge s saying, at the expense of Clapp.
Seated at Pfaff s one night, Sol compared him
to a spider, adding that he shouldn t be su^|r|prised
if Clapp projected something sticky out of his sto-
mach, affixed it, and ran up to the ceiling!!
Clapp was savage about it.       Little Nast
became quite popular among the pugilists in
England, was known as  the little dragsman. 
  Something told me by Cahill, on the conditions
that I shouldn t ask his informant or let it
affect any estimate of the person concerned (?)
That the long and palpable estrangement between
Morris and little Miss Maguire originated in his
having made, virtually and unmistakeably, the
same request addressed by Portiphar s wife to
Joseph.       The thing sounds damnable, but I
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and ninety-two
Description:Mentions that Sol Eytinge has compared Henry Clapp to a spider.
Date:1860-05-02
Subject:Bohemians; Cahill, Frank; Clapp, Henry, Jr.; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heenan, John C.; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Sayers, Thomas; Waud, Alfred; Waud, Mrs.; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.